Leslie Karas

Chairperson, Library Foundation

“I’ve lived in Western Springs for 22 years with my husband Paul and our son Andrew. He recently graduated from college and now lives in Washington D.C. I began my working career as a marketing director at several large consumer product companies, and took a break to raise our son. Currently, I work from home as a medical writer. I love to read both fiction and non-fiction, and stay up with current events. For car trips, I’ve especially appreciated audiobooks, and have gotten great advice from staff on selections from the Library. I love to travel, have recently gotten back into golf, and enjoy my book club- I read actual books, most of them borrowed from the Library!

I was on the Library Board for a number of years, and serve on the Foundation to help make sure the Library will remain an outstanding resource for our community into the future. I am continually impressed by the people who volunteer with me on the Library Foundation, for both their abilities and their responsible stewardship of the funds the community has donated over the years.”